Goals and Kids

Today was my second Mentorship event with my kid, David.  He is a crazy ass ball of energy and I feel like I can’t keep up with his craziness.  I taught him the game ‘Ninja’ today and that pretty much occupied his time and energy for a good hour, because he kept starting games and challenging other people, and he even played with his friends while we were sitting down towards the end (Ninja is a standing game).  I got to meet his dad afterward, and he invited me to his house for this delicious El Salvadorian chicken dish that I’ve never tried.  Even though he was speaking in a bit of broken English, towards the end he said “God bless you,” very gratefully and enthusiastically, and in that moment I felt like maybe Mentorship/I actually is making a difference in his life.  Mentorship is already a lot of fun because I get to be a kid’s mentor, play with him, run through structured activities with a community of 100+ other like-minded, collegiate mentors, and have a good time with other kids as well.  But his dad’s display of that split-second of sincere appreciation for what we were doing makes it even more worth it.

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My main goals this week are to finish by Sunday Learning PHP, MySQL, and Javascript, and Starfish and the Spider (total of 641 pages), land an interview at a web-development firm, and to continue choreography.

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